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Aurealis #87
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,800. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2016 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Aurealis goes global with #87, starting off the year in supernova mode with Sean Monaghan's ‘The Root Bridges of Haemae’, a resonant off-world story featuring a truly alien culture. Just when you’ve recovered from the breakneck hybrid that is Ian Bell’s ‘Elven Blades', brace yourself for Deborah Sheldon’s nail-biting ride through the white wastelands of Antarctica, ‘Across the White Desert’.
Toad Words And Other Stories
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,540. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
From author T. Kingfisher comes a collection of fairy-tale retellings for adults. By turns funny and dark, sad and lyrical, this anthology draws together in one volume such stories as "The Wolf and the Woodsman," "Loathly," and "Bluebeard's Wife," along with an all-new novella, "Boar & Apples." Author's Note: Many of these stories have appeared in various forms on the author's blog.
Best of Apex Magazine: Volume 1
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,760. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2016 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This anthologies features some of the best original short fiction we've published in Apex Magazine. The content include our numerous award-nominated works, our readers' Story of the Year selections, and personal favorites chosen by Apex Magazine editor-in-chief Jason Sizemore and managing editor Lesley Conner.
Five Glass Slippers
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 112,650. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2014 by Rooglewood Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A collection of novellas based on "Cinderella." A timid stepsister - a mistaken identity - a disinherited princess - a seething planet - an enchanted circus. Here are five enchanting retellings to bring new life to the classic Cinderella tale!
Ecotones - Ecological Stories from the Border Between Fantasy and Science Fiction
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,990. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
ECOTONES is an anthology of speculative fiction featuring fourteen tales from best-sellers and award-winners including Ken Liu, Lauren Beukes and Tobias S. Buckell, plus established talents and up-coming authors from the writing community of SFFWorld.com. This is a collection like no other — a point of contact between fantasy and science fiction with a timely environmental theme.
Moonfur And Other Tales
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 51,400. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Eight excursions into the wild worlds of fantasy and science fiction from author Paul Lucas!
Aurealis #86
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,810. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In the last Aurealis issue for 2015, Australia’s premier fantasy and science fiction magazine goes out with a bang. Looking for some holiday period reading? Check out the Aurealis 2015 speculative fiction recommended reading list. Aurealis #86 features Janet Haigh’s moody and atmospheric “Potkin” and Lachlan Huddy’s comic seafaring science-fantasy “Adrift on the Smoky Sea”.
Mechanized Masterpieces: A Steampunk Anthology
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,450. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Amid a cacophony of cranking sprockets and cogs, in chuffs of steam and soot, comes the expansion of classic literature into alternative Steampunk masterpieces. Follow nine skilled authors as they lead old friends and new acquaintances through Jamaica, Singapore, Cape Town, Denmark, Paris, London, and Geneva on a phantasmagorical Steampunk World Tour.
Bloodstones
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,110. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2015 by Ticonderoga Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Bloodstones is the latest anthology edited by the award-winning Australian editor, Amanda Pillar. With Bloodstones, Amanda Pillar presents stories themed around myths and legends, in a dark urban fantasy setting. The anthology comprises 17 stories by a number of notable and up and coming writers and an introduction by Seanan McGuire.
Love Devours: Tales of Monstrous Adoration
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,610. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Love Devours is a collection of new fables for queer women, extracted from the bones of the dark: ominous fairy tales, sinister myths, dystopias rife with nightmares. But in the midst of monsters, love still struggles to find the light.
Five Enchanted Roses
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 131,640. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2015 by Rooglewood Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales
A ship of lost souls - A haunted abbey - A curse of stone - A jungle king - A monster of legend. Five thrilling retellings of Beauty and the Beast! A collection to cherish.
Just Keep Weaving
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,770. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A collection of short fiction by New York Times best-selling author Elaine Cunningham. This eclectic mix includes ghost stories, Arthurian tales, urban fantasy, flash fiction, historical fantasy, and tales inspired by myth and folklore. 12 stories, 50,000 words.
Aurealis #63
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,460. Language: Australian English. Published: August 1, 2013 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This month's Aurealis brings on the aliens with Gerry Huntman's 'The Pillar of the Small God', an alien contact story featuring communication problems with an intriguing race, and a translating device that doesn't work perfectly. And Liam Pieper’s 'Prophet' provides the sort of world-within-a-world-within-a-world immersion that you may never disentangle yourself from.
Sixth of the Dusk
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,300. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014 by Dragonsteel Entertainment, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A fascinating new novella in Brandon Sanderson's Cosmere, the universe shared by his Mistborn series and the #1 New York Times bestselling Stormlight Archive. On the deadly island of Patji, where birds grant people magical talents and predators can sense the thoughts of their prey, a solitary trapper discovers that the island is not the only thing out to kill him.
The Sorcerer's Lament and Other Tales
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,700. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Twelve dark, weird and wonderful tales of fantasy, science fiction and the paranormal tinged with horror. From a boy who kills an entire world, to a mother who would give the entire world up for revenge, to a world that may actually be a god, these speculative fiction stories pull no punches. Try not to flinch.
Blue, Red, Green
Series: Mages of Tindiere. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,040. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2015 by MDR Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Wilson was ready to let the cold kill him but he couldn't let his little sister Aniyah die. It was Wilson's fault that she was outside in the icy cold. So it was up to him to save her even if it meant using the magic that made him a monster. Blue, Red, Green is an electric story of family, being true to yourself and taking chances set in the Mages of Tindiere universe that is sure to entertain.
Aurealis #84
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,440. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis is Australia's premier speculative fiction magazine. Over the years it has published the best new fiction from established and new writers. Each issue is packed with great stories, articles, interviews and reviews.
Peacemaker (The Flash Gold Chronicles, #3)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,210. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.88 from 8 reviews)
Half-breed tinkerer Kali McAlister doesn’t care that the gold rush has stormed into Dawson and prospectors are flooding the north—all she wants is to finish construction of her airship, so she can escape the Yukon and see the world. Unfortunately, the world keeps chucking wrenches into her machinery: a mysterious gambler is pumping her for information on her...
Vignar and the Halfpeak Murders
Series: The Vignar Cycle. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,220. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A pair of grisly murders rock the tranquility of the three villages on Halfpeak Mountain. The sheer bloodiness of the deaths indicates an animalistic rage, but Vignar Olafsson sees a different pattern. A veteran of the war that nearly annihilated his race, Vignar has seen killings like these in the past. Yet as he pursues the murderer, a deeper plot threatens to engulf him.
Checkout Line
Series: Tales of Unification. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,510. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2015 by MDR Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Trapped in the checkout line, Youneda had no desire to give advice to baby dragons. He was old and did not want desperately earnest questions that could not be properly answered. As the oldest dragon in the store, Youneda was trapped between questions and broken cash registers. A sweet slice-of-life fantasy, Checkout Line speaks of hope, change and the freedom of being yourself no matter what.

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